New Orleans-based keyboardist Charlie Dennard released a new album, 5 O'Clock Charlie, in July. The record showcases seven original Dennard compositions and three covers. Recorded as a jazz organ trio, the tracks do a great job highlighting the strengths of each player while mixing in touches of funk and blues.
The Jazz & Heritage Gallery, located at 1205 N. Rampart, is hosting a new exhibit from Louisiana photographer Zack Smith. Entitled 'My Louisiana Muse,' Smith's featured works feature a series of large-format film portraits of different Louisiana artists in the places where they feel most inspired.
Season 4 of Big Freedia's reality show, "Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce" launches at the end of this month on Fuse TV. Airing each Tuesday at 10p CDT, the show has covered many heady topics, including Freedia's music career, family life, the passing of his mother, relationships, and more. The show is holding strong as the highest rated series in Fuse's history.
The fall 2015 Jazz in the Park schedule, happening at Armstrong Park, has been announced. The free weekly concert series happens each Thursday and will begin its fall edition on September 3. It runs through the end of October.